Electromagnetic Surface Excitations

Proceedings of an International Summer School at the Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Italy, July 1–13, 1985

  • Richard F. Wallis
  • George I. Stegeman
  • Theodor Tamir

Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Elementary Surface Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Abeles
      Pages 8-29
    3. D. R. Tilley
      Pages 30-45
    4. V. Bortolani, G. Santoro
      Pages 46-56
    5. Contributions

      1. N. Raj, D. R. Tilley
        Pages 133-133
      2. N. C. Constantinou, M. G. Cottam
        Pages 134-134
      3. W. Goldammer, W. Zierau, W. Ludwig
        Pages 135-135
      4. W. M. Robertson, A. L. Moretti, R. Bray
        Pages 136-136
  3. Electromagnetic Probes of Surface Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. F. Nizzoli
      Pages 138-161
    3. R. Del Sole
      Pages 162-179
    4. Contributions

      1. F. Ciccacci, S. Selci, G. Chiarotti, P. Chiaradia, A. C. Felici, C. Goletti
        Pages 182-182
      2. R. Zanoni, C. Naselli, J. Bell, G. Stegeman, C. Seaton, S. Lindsey
        Pages 185-185
      3. B. Hillebrands, R. Mock, G. Güntherodt, P. S. Bechthold, N. Herres
        Pages 186-186
  4. Wave Guides and Integrated Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. E. Garmire
      Pages 188-201
    3. E. Garmire
      Pages 202-210
    4. R. M. De La Rue
      Pages 211-228
    5. Contribution

      1. T. P. Shen, R. F. Wallis, A. A. Maradudin, G. I. Stegeman
        Pages 229-229
  5. Nonlinear Surface Excitations and Guided Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, W. M. Hetherington III, A. D. Boardman, P. Egan
      Pages 261-300
    3. Contributions

      1. A. D. Boardman, P. Egan
        Pages 301-301
      2. J. D. Valera, R. B. Svensson, C. Seaton, G. Stegeman, Xu Mai
        Pages 302-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-305

About these proceedings


This volume is based on lectures and contributed papers presented at the Eighth Course of the International School of Materials Science and Tech­ nology that was held in Erice, Sicily, Italy at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture during the period 1-13 July 1985. The subject of the course was "Electromagnetic Surface Excitations". Forty lectures were given by eleven distinguished scientists and engineers from France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition to the lectur­ ers, approximately fifty participants representing eleven different countries throughout the world t. ook part in the course. Short contributed papers were presented by seventeen participants on the results of their own re­ search. The subject of the Course is of great importance for both pure science and for practical applications such as telecommunications. A technolog­ ical revolution is occurring in which the transmission of information by means of electrical currents travelling in copper wires is being replaced by transmission by means of light travelling in objects known as optical wave guides. The manipulation and processing of the light signals prior and subsequent to transmission through the wave guide has resulted in a technology often referred to as integrated optics. Important to the opera­ tion of integrated optics devices is the behavior of electromagnetic waves near surfaces and interfaces. One of the goals of the course was to further the dialogue between engineers and physicists in common areas of interest related to the propagation of electromagnetic waves along surfaces.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard F. Wallis
    • 1
  • George I. Stegeman
    • 2
  • Theodor Tamir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.TeaneckUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82717-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82715-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252
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